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Under It All

Wearing underwear is a full-time job for Andrew Christian. That could explain the fashionista forgetting about our first scheduled interview - or why, when it happened, he had no idea who we were or why [...]

By |2009-09-24T09:00:00-04:00September 24th, 2009|Entertainment|

Banton under fire

by Jessica Carreras Jamaican "murder music" Reggae singer Buju Banton is scheduled to perform at Detroit's Majestic Theater on Sept. 30 - despite a recent outcry across the country and in Michigan by the LGBT [...]

By |2018-01-16T16:27:52-05:00September 24th, 2009|News|

Uruguay OKs gay adoption

by Rex Wockner International News Briefs Uruguay reportedly became the first country in Latin America to allow gay adoption Sept. 9 when the Chamber of Senators passed a bill that previously had passed the Chamber [...]

By |2018-01-23T11:25:41-05:00September 24th, 2009|News|

Between Ourselves

by Jessica Carreras Dr. Amanda Zawaideh Dr. Amanda Zawaideh, who is part of the team at the family-run DirectRx specialty pharmacy in Royal Oak, was recently appointed to the board of directors for HIV/AIDS [...]

By |2009-09-24T09:00:00-04:00September 24th, 2009|News|

Avoid fights, Leo!

By Jack Fertig Q Scopes Mars in Cancer tends to diffuse energy, leading us in moody circles away from productive focus. That can be directed into examining your past, especially the familial and emotional. He's [...]

By |2009-09-24T09:00:00-04:00September 24th, 2009|Entertainment|

A night light

The season of charity walk-a-thons continues with the Light The Night series of walks for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of Michigan. In five cities across the state, walkers will come together to raise money [...]

By |2009-09-24T09:00:00-04:00September 24th, 2009|News|

Update: Banton show canceled

by Jessica Carreras A scheduled performance at the Majestic Theater by Jamaican "murder music" Reggae singer Buju Banton has been canceled due to an outpouring of disapproval from the community. The cancellation comes in the [...]

By |2018-01-16T17:52:58-05:00September 24th, 2009|Uncategorized|

Triangle State Dinner coming Oct. 3

The Triangle Foundation is hosting their annual State Dinner Event on Saturday, Oct. 3 at the Hyatt Recency in Dearborn. This year's event is themed Carrying the Torch, and begins with a cocktail and hors [...]

By |2009-09-24T09:00:00-04:00September 24th, 2009|News|

Something to smile about

The mood was high and the weather was perfect in Royal Oak on Sept. 20. An electric buzz and loud cheers rang out from the farmer's market, where the 19th annual AIDS Walk Detroit was [...]

By |2009-09-24T09:00:00-04:00September 24th, 2009|Uncategorized|

Breakfast with the Bishop

KALAMAZOO - The broad, innovative and yet unassuming power of the Arcus Foundation was demonstrated on Friday, Sept. 11, at a private breakfast that drew over 70 members of southwest Michigan's faith and social justice [...]

By |2009-09-24T09:00:00-04:00September 24th, 2009|News|

Hatching a Plot

Across 1 Put your eye to a small opening 5 Lara Croft raids them 10 Tuft of pubic hair, e.g. 14 Meaty Mexican dish 15 "Farewell, Francois" 16 Italian wine center 17 Alice's Restaurant patron [...]

By |2009-09-24T09:00:00-04:00September 24th, 2009|Entertainment|

Banton performs at Blind Pig

by Jessica Carreras After his originally slated Sept. 30 show at Detroit's Majestic Theater was canceled, Jamaican reggae artist Buju Banton's performance was rescheduled for the same night at The Blind Pig in Ann Arbor. [...]

By |2009-09-24T09:00:00-04:00September 24th, 2009|Uncategorized|

British consul murdered in Jamaica

by Rex Wockner International News Briefs The honorary British consul in Montego Bay, Jamaica, was strangled in his home Sept. 9 in a possibly homophobic attack. John Terry's nude and beaten body was found with [...]

By |2018-01-16T07:51:49-05:00September 24th, 2009|News|

Give into the ‘Ghost’

Brandi Carlile: God's gift to music. While fawning over Brandi Carlile as she mesmerized and melted a packed crowd to the core in Detroit nearly two years ago, I knew the Seattle-born musician crafted [...]

By |2009-09-24T09:00:00-04:00September 24th, 2009|Entertainment|

Detroit steps up for AIDS

by Jessica Carreras ROYAL OAK - No matter who was to thank for it - Royal Oak Mayor Jim Ellison, Steppin' Out volunteers or a higher being - one thing was for sure: the 2009 [...]

By |2009-09-24T09:00:00-04:00September 24th, 2009|News|

A more intimate OutFest pleases crowd

Tracy Mack performed as part of the night's entertainment. BTL photos: Jason A. Michael ANN ARBOR - The 15th annual OutFest took place Saturday, Sept. 19 in Ann Arbor. The event, a fundraiser for [...]

By |2018-01-16T17:20:47-05:00September 24th, 2009|News|

Parting Glances: On the QT.com (#2)

TOM TOP-QT: Sorry our Lenin's Tomb, Red Square assignation (instead of a little-too-obvious G-A-I Paree rendezvous) is no go for you. Tough travelog! Hook-up closeting - getting it on in an out-of-the-way place (that's my [...]

By |2018-01-15T18:26:54-05:00September 24th, 2009|Opinions|

The Wizard of Oz

70th anniversary event for 'The Wizard of Oz,' showing in high definition at theaters across the U.S. 70th anniversary event for 'The Wizard of Oz,' showing in high definition at theaters across the U.S.

By |2009-09-17T09:00:00-04:00September 17th, 2009|Uncategorized|

U of M welcomes Indonesian gay rights pioneer

The University of Michigan will welcome Dede Oetomo, one of the principal founders of Indonesia's gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender queer and intersex rights movement, as a Martin Luther King - Cesar Chavez - Rosa Parks [...]

By |2018-01-16T02:41:47-05:00September 17th, 2009|News|

Busch’s gets bashed

Caitlin M. Foyt Some 30 protesters gathered outside of Busch's grocery store on Saturday, Sept. 12 to lambast the firing of gay employee Marc Roark. BTL photos: Caitlin M. Foyt ANN ARBOR - There [...]

By |2018-01-16T16:15:52-05:00September 17th, 2009|News|

We Are For Survivors, Too

In the LGBT community, we know our issues. We have a clear grip on what's important to us and what we need to fight for - even if we sometimes disagree on the details or [...]

By |2009-09-17T09:00:00-04:00September 17th, 2009|Uncategorized|

The Gay Moralist: Always and Everywhere

by John Corvino Marriage equality opponents frequently claim that marriage has been heterosexual since ... well, since forever, and that it is arrogant and foolish to tinker with such a pervasive human institution. Whatever its [...]

By |2018-01-16T07:47:50-05:00September 17th, 2009|Opinions|

BTL chats with Jeff Daniels

Jeff Daniels and director Guy Sanville at work recently on the world premiere production of Daniels' "Escanaba" at The Purple Rose Theatre in Chelsea. Photo: Danna Segrest Now onstage at The Purple Rose Theatre [...]

By |2009-09-17T09:00:00-04:00September 17th, 2009|Uncategorized|

Creep of the Week: Michael D. Duvall

Duvall Oh, open microphones, you career ending menaces, you. Why must you insist on amplifying the voices of insolent, disgusting, hypocritical assholes like Michael D. Duvall? In case you are unfamiliar, Duvall represents Orange [...]

By |2018-01-16T08:09:13-05:00September 17th, 2009|Opinions|

BTL chats with Jeff Daniels

Now onstage at The Purple Rose Theatre in Chelsea is the third in Jeff Daniels' trilogy about the Soady family in Michigan's Upper Peninsula, which began in 1995 with "Escanaba in da Moonlight" and concludes [...]

By |2009-09-17T09:00:00-04:00September 17th, 2009|Uncategorized|

LGBT Caucus releases D.C. march details

The Michigan Democratic Party's LGBT Caucus has released more details about the busses they will be sending to the National Equality March in Washington, D.C. on Oct. 11. The event, hosted by Equality Across America, [...]

By |2009-09-17T09:00:00-04:00September 17th, 2009|News|

Let the healing begin

'We're fighting for gay marriage and concerned about health care reform, but the issues of safety and freedom from molestation and rape and sexual violence is just not here.' Karen Williams loves to laugh [...]

By |2009-09-17T09:00:00-04:00September 17th, 2009|News|